NATO Warns Russia of Further Escalation In The Ukraine
The European defence alliance is extremely concerned about the latest developments on Russia and the East Ukraine border, the spokesman said on Tuesday.
NATO will continue to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. We remain vigilant and continue to monitor the situation very closely, NATO spokesman. He also said: The destabilizing measures on the part of Russia are undermining all efforts to de-escalate tensions under the OSCE-brokered ceasefire agreement of July 27, 2020.
The NATO spokesman said that the Allies on Thursday will discuss in the format of the so-called North Atlantic Council, a group of 30 NATO ambassadors, the current security environment on the Black Sea.
The Allies share the concern about Russia's large-scale military activities in and around Ukraine. The NATO members are also concerned that Russia violated the July 2020 ceasefire agreement, which resulted in the deaths of four Ukrainian soldiers last week.
Germany and France, which are trying to find a solution to the Ukraine conflict in Normandy format, also expressed their serious concern about the increasing number of ceasefire violations" after the situation had stabilized in the meantime.
13,000 fatalities of Russia's war against the Ukraine
Rebels have been controlling parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions along the Russian border for almost seven years. According to UN estimates, more than 13,000 people have been killed since then. Despite the agreed ceasefire, at least 21 soldiers have been killed on the government side since the beginning of the year. According to the separatists, around 23 people were killed during the same period.
New tensions in eastern Ukraine had recently sparked international concern. However, according to observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the number of violations of the ceasefire is still well below the previous year's figure.